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Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 2010 : Advertisements


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To celebrate 350 years of the Royal Society, in association with the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Weatherall Institute of Medicine and the Department of Engineering Science, Take the Space presents Hanging Hooke, a play about the 17th-century scientist, Robert Hooke. At O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College, Tues. 25 and Wed. 26 May, 7.30 pm. Running time approx. 85 mins., £10 (£5 full-time students). Information:; 01865 305305.

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Talk for Oxfordshire Mind: the well-known illustrator, Jan Pienkowski, will be in conversation with Professor John Geddes and Emily Holmes about the impact of bipolar disorder on his work, on Wed. 19 May at 5.45 pm in the Mill, 46 Cowley Rd. Tickets £5 on the door, proceeds to Oxfordshire Mind.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club at the University Club, 11 Mansfield Rd, OX1 3SZ, welcomes the wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University. We offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held in the Club every Wed. 10.30–12 from 0th week to 9th week, both inclusive. Newcomers with children (0–4) meet every Fri. in term 10.15–11.45. We have a large programme of events including tours of colleges, museums and other places of interest. Other term-time activities include an art group, book group, informal conversation group, garden group, antiques group and an opportunity to explore Oxfordshire. Visit our website:

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Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold. Fireplace-related items include grates, fire tools, fenders and nursery guards. Desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn St, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri. 9.30–5, Sat. 10–4. Tel.: 01993 705026. Mobile: 07831 585014.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration. Thirty years' experience. Collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to the Workshop, 11A High St, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all. Plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24hour access and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655. Fax: 01865 514656. Email: Also at 94 London Rd, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729. Fax: 01865 742431. Email:

Town and Country Trees Ltd provides professional, comprehensive service in all aspects of tree and shrub maintenance throughout Oxfordshire. Established in 1993, we have built a professional reputation of integrity, reliability and efficiency, combined with passion and dedication for tree preservation and maintenance. The combination of skills and experience provides the best tree care solutions and ensures high commitment to customer care and satisfaction. Office: 08454 582980. Mobile: 07976 261850. Email: Visit:

Chauffeur/taxi service. Reliable, experienced service available for business or pleasure. Airports/docks/Eurostar, etc. Comfortable Mercedes E-class and 7-passenger XLWB Mercedes Viano for those with lots of luggage. Child seats available. Fully licensed and insured. Sample car prices: Oxford to Heathrow, £68; Eurostar, £90; Gatwick, £119. Call Clive Roberts to discuss your needs or for advice. Account customers welcome. Mobile: 07917 566077. Home: 01865 778608. Email:

Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? Want to do something and don't know how? We can put you on the Internet safely or upgrade your system: PC or Mac. We have lots of experience of Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no-fix/no-fee basis. Call Bob on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Alexander Technique—recent research published in the British Medical Journal demonstrates the effectiveness of the Alexander Technique for chronic low back pain. To find out more go to and put 'Alexander Technique' in the search box, or go to Lessons in central Oxford and Headington. Student rates. Four-week introductory classes on Tues. evenings in Oxford. Stephen Cooper: 01865 765511;;

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/rug cleaning by Grimebusters, Oxfordshire's local specialists. Domestic, commercial and college. We offer you the latest wet or dry cleaning systems at highly competitive rates. Fully insured, trained and NCCA approved. Free estimates and friendly advice. Tel.: 01865 726983 / 01235 555533 / 01993 868924.

Tidy Outlook services: garden maintenance including grass cutting, hedge trimming, pruning, lopping, weeding and garden clearance. Friendly family service, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or just one visit. Fully insured, free estimates, small jobs welcome. Please tel. 01865 891749 or 01235 532136.

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Situations Vacant

Part-time consultant in role of Interim Project Director sought for Alzheimer's Safe Return Project, part of a new research programme to establish effectiveness of interventions assisting those who get lost or wander due to dementia. The project will evaluate potential for a national network of volunteers to act as 'first responder searchers' to complement existing organisations and carer support. Contact already made with a number of organisations, and Project Director will help start up the project. Applications close 28 May. For details:

Oxford Analytica ( is seeking an Asia-Pacific Editor (South and South- east Asia). The successful candidate will commission, edit and write analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of South and South-east Asia for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. A firm grounding in the region is required, developed through postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with a sound knowledge of economics/business in the region, especially but not only, of India. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based, and candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. Letter of introduction, CV and details of current salary to: Ms Sally Martin, HR Manager, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred St, Oxford, OX1 4EH. Email:

Author doing preliminary work on history of international capital markets seeks freelance researcher for estimated 5 to 10 hours p.w. through end of June. Familiarity with investment banking and regulatory affairs in both US and Europe is a plus. Please send cover letter and CV to

Secretary/Receptionist required for friendly central Oxford medical practice. Approx. 20 hours. Good typing skills essential. Apply in writing to Practice Manager, 9 King Edward St, Oxford, OX1 4JA.

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Houses to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend we have too many castles, but if you seek quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area, we can help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel and other professionals. We aim to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit for details of all properties available. Or phone, fax or email with your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email:

Ethical letting? College and County have quietly established themselves as a contemporary lettings and property management company with a more European, partnership approach within the Oxford market. We look after more than 250 properties within the city and are experienced in meeting the needs of academics both as clients and applicants. For more information, call 01865 722722 or go to

To let—available Apr. Detached chalet-style house, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire (cul-de-sac in Thames-side village). Large sitting room, dining room, study/playroom/fourth bedroom, sunroom, 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen with all machines. Patio and gardens, garage, off-road parking, secure fencing and gates. Fully furnished with all china, pans, utensils, linen, bedlinen, etc. Rent £1,100 p.c.m. Deposit £1,600. Council tax (2010–11) £1,806.69. Tel.: 01235 (+44 1235) 834740. Email:

Available Aug., fully furnished, recently refurbished house, Iffley village. Ten mins. bike ride to University; large, secluded garden with swimming pool; c.h.; all appliances. Three/four bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms, £2,000 p.m. incl. all utilities, o.n.o. Contact: Tel.: 01865 426921/07854 889294.

Lovely 4-bedroom detached house for rent in popular Staunton Rd, Headington, £1,800 p.c.m. Large enclosed rear garden with terrace. Garage and off-road parking. Fully furnished including washing machine, tumble drier, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Ground floor: large hallway, lounge, family room, cloakroom, toilet, kitchen/diner and utility. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, 1 single bedroom and family bathroom. Available July. Contact owner direct. Email: Tel.: +44 7803131109.

Charming artists' family house in central Charlbury available for short-term lets, May–Sept. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 a shower). Four reception rooms full of light and character. Conservatory and stunning walled garden. Charlbury is 15 mins. from Oxford by train, and an ideal base for Stratford and the Cotswolds; £900- £1,500 p.w. Contact: or tel. 07971 007576.

Binswood Avenue, Headington: 3- bedroom semi-detached house in sought-after position available from 1 May. Quiet cul-de-sac, good-sized garden, very good condition, off-street parking. Two reception rooms, kitchen, downstairs WC, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, large airing cupboard, extensive storage in garden. Convenient for buses, hospitals, Oxford Brookes. Rent: £1,100 p.c.m. unfurnished, 6-month minimum rental. For further information please call 01865 762399.

Three-bed house, academic visitor(s) preferred, available from 1 Aug. to 31 Mar. (negotiable), £1,200 p.m. incl. gas and electric. Central (train station 7 mins. walk), furnished, master double bedroom, 2 single bedrooms/studies (with large desks), living room, dining room, kitchen (oven, hob, washer, drier, large freezer, fridge, microwave, crockery), shower room, downstairs toilet, garden, parking, satellite TV and broadband, telephone line rental. Email:

Superbly appointed modern duplex, centrally located with beautiful views over stream and canal and close to road and rail links. Two double bedrooms, both en suite. Ample sitting/dining area and kitchen-diner. Available on short let, June–Sept., £250 p.w. or £900 p.c.m. Contact Paul Holleley on tel. 44(0)7735 279375.

A beautiful 300-year-old property within a stone's throw of Woodstock town and Blenheim Palace. Three bedrooms (1 with en suite), 2 reception rooms, a bathroom, kitchen and garden. Unfurnished or furnished. Available now, £1,250 p.m. For more details and photos contact:

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Flats to Let

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Visiting Oxford? We have studio, 1- bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments conveniently located for the various colleges and University departments, available for 1 week to several months. Apartments are serviced, linen provided, rental includes all bills. Most of our guests are visiting academics like yourself. Details, photos and prices on our website: Email: or tel.: 01993 811711.

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Accommodation Offered

Academic visitor, student, or employee of the University? Also try the University Land Agent's and Accommodation Office website.

Visiting academics welcomed for short or long stays in comfortable home of semi-retired academic couple, situated in quiet, exclusive, leafy central north Oxford within walking distance of main University buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. Rooms have colour TV, tea, coffee, kettle, refrigerator, microwave, free wireless broadband and central and independent heating. Very moderate terms. Linen, cleaning and breakfast included. Tel./fax: 01865 557879. Email:

Reduce your kinetic energy and apply an equal and opposite force to a sofa in one of our homes. Finders Keepers—helping Oxford's physicists decelerate for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

Scott Fraser—'city and village living'. A comprehensive residential sales and lettings practice specialising in good-quality property in Oxford and the surrounding areas. For more information, please telephone or visit our website: Sales tel.: 01865 759500 (Headington), 01865 759507 (Summertown), 01865 759508 (East Oxford). Lettings tel.: 01865 761111 (Headington), 01865 554577 (Summertown), 01865 244666 (East Oxford and students).

Visiting parents, academics, or just need a weekend away? Oxford Cottages offers 3 spectacular period country cottages 2 miles from Oxford available for 2 nights to several weeks. Featured in Period House and Your Home interiors magazines and on ITV's Live the Dream. Inglenook fireplaces (we supply the logs!), Jacuzzi baths and luxurious bedrooms for the perfect Oxford retreat in unspoilt stone village location. Call Ann: 01865 351530. See:

Do you need somewhere quiet? Between Woodstock and Charlbury (12 miles north of Oxford), 17th-century farmhouse, large double room for single lodger. Fabulous views, wonderful walks. Parking, broadband. Good bus service; station 3 miles. Bathroom and kitchen shared with single professional owner; £350 p.c.m., incl. Mid- May onwards. Tel.: 07967 021292.

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Self-catering Apartments

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high-quality, self-catering, short-let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel, guesthouse or bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and surrounding villages. Wide selection of quality homes available for short-stay lets from 1 week to several months. OxfordShortlets caters for professional individuals, groups or families visiting Oxford for holiday, business, academic and relocation purposes or for temporary accommodation between homes. Tel.: 01865 311696. Fax: 01865 511010. Email: Web:

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Office Accommodation Available

Office accommodation in north Oxford, 5 mins. from St Giles'. Detached garden bungalow with private access, 4 rooms and amenities. Alternatives: a suite of 3 rooms, another of 2 rooms. Facilities include BT, NTL, fax outlets, broadband, car-parking. Quiet location. Tel.: 01865 511111.

Serviced offices. Central Eynsham close to bus stops. We have a range of offices of varying sizes (12 sq m–200 sq m) all include rates, heating, electricity, building insurance, some cleaning. Other facilities available. Up to 100 mbps synchronous broadband, server hosting, back-up facilities, printing facilities, hardware and software rental, Leases available short or long term. Contact Pimms: 01865 881222.

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Accommodation Sought

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to academics, professionals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. For details or informal help and advice without obligation, contact us. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 01865 764777. Email: Or visit our website,, to see how we could be marketing your property.

Milton Friedman the landlord would surely hate the increasing rental legislation, but would inflation boosting his rental income cause him sleepless nights? Finders Keepers—assessing buy-side demand for Oxford's economists for 35-plus years. Tel.: 01865 311011. Web:

Accommodation wanted. A senior American academic couple is seeking accommodation for 2–6 weeks in or near Oxford any time between 15 May and 30 Aug. We would be happy to sub-let, rent, or house-sit a suitable house, apartment, or flat with convenient access to Oxford University. Reply to Dean and Vicki Baldwin at, or Ali Bott at, 07789 933574, or

Single mature female music professor relocating to Oxford seeks unfurnished ground-floor flat close city centre. Minimum 2 bedrooms plus good-sized living/dining area. Parking and some garden space desirable. Looking for long-term let to start Aug. Wishes to view between 4–12 May. Contact 0208 856 3682;

Family, plus small well-behaved dog, looking to rent a weekend cottage for a period of about 6 months, dates negotiable. Within easy reach of Headington School, 2–3 bedrooms, outside of Oxford, furnished or unfurnished. Please contact Laura Braithwaite at 07747 005822 or email

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Timeshare for Sale

Excellent bird watching! For sale, Blakeney, north Norfolk. Superior holiday timeshare. One week in mid-Sept. (when the birds arrive!). Detached house, sleeps 6/8; 3 bathrooms; 1 sauna; walled garden. Adjacent to Blakeney Quay. Boat available, £2,250 for a long lease (negotiable). Details: Coker 01993 704829.

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Holiday Lets

Midhurst. Romantic old-fashioned cottages in national park: open fires, polished floors, simple kitchens, many books, no TVs. Gorgeous unspoiled 5-bed 17th-century farmhouse also occasionally available. Own 190-acre organic farm—woods, valleys, river, wildlife. Absurdly cheap in winter. Email:

Cornwall, cottage and restored chapel in quiet hamlet on South-west Coastal Footpath within 100m of the sea and minutes from Caerhays and Heligan. Each property sleeps 6. Comfortably furnished, c.h., wood burner and broadband. Ideal for reading, writing, painting, walking. Short winter breaks available from £200. Tel.: 01865 558503 or 07815 296675. See:

Greek island holidays. Since 1992, Thalpos Holidays has been personally selecting holiday properties and locations for independent travellers and their families. Villas with private pools and charming cottages by the sea in Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos, Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Kefalonia, Zante and, new for this year, coastal locations in the southern Peloponnese. Prices start from £65 per night! Visit us at or contact us at Tel.: +30 24240 29036.

North Spain—beautiful duplex for rent in historic centre of Gijon, Asturias. Sea views, <50m from beaches and marina. Surrounded by historic buildings, restaurants, shops, etc. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms—sleeps up to 6. Families welcome (cot, highchair available). Close to Picos de Europa mountains and 30 mins. from Asturias airport served by Easyjet from Stansted; €450–€700 p.w. Experience a different Spain! For more details: or contact

Lot, France. Simple cottage in quiet rural village in beautiful valley. Sleeps 4 (2, 1+1). Private garden. Walking, cycling (some bikes available including tandem), canoeing. Flowers and butterflies. Varied visits e.g. Rocamadour, St Cirq Lapopie. Cost £400 p.w. July, Aug.; £200 p.w./£350 per fortnight at other times. Possibility extra independent beds (2, 1+1 bunk beds). Possibility also French tuition (CEE, scholarship, GCSE). For more details, photos see website: or email:

Devon, Ladram Bay. Don't let a volcano cast an ash cloud over your summer holiday. Six-berth static caravan in a beautiful seaside location nestled in the Jurassic coastline close to Budleigh Salterton. With sea view, this modern caravan is fully equipped and located on a site with good facilities. Five mins. from the beach and walking distance to local towns; £150–£350 weekly. Contact 07818 425163 or

Old stone holiday house north of Poitiers (ex-outbuildings) on small organic sheep/cattle farm in rolling farmland. Sleeps 5–7 plus baby. Upstairs: double en suite, double, single, bathroom. Downstairs: sitting room (double sofa bed, fireplace), living room, loo, kitchen, terrace with barbecue, swings. Home-grown veg, eggs and meat when available. Futuroscope 25 mins., Poitiers 30 mins., Chinon 40 mins., La Rochelle 2 hrs. Swimming pool in village 8km. Information/availability:

House for rent in the medina of Assilah, 35km from Tangier airport. Assilah is a beautiful 16th-century Portuguese fortified fishermen's city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco with great beaches, fish and inexpensive lifestyle. The house has 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 single) and 2 bathrooms. Minimum stay 7 days at €700 p.w. Information at:

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Piano to Give Away

Upright piano/pianola to give away. Kastner 88- note Autopiano plus 100 rolls yours for nothing if you will pay for professional removal from Leckford Rd. Bulky and heavy, but quite a decent piano, tuned every 6 months. Pianola mechanism no longer functioning—piping needs renewal. Contact:; 01865 557001.

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